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Downderry Beach

East Looe, Cornwall

A long straight beach made up of a mixture of sand. shingle and pebbles. The beach is popular with visitors and locals and is backed by cliffs.

Beach Type

sand & shingle


Including facilities for disabled people
Shops and a slipway


Sea canoeing
Windsurfing and fishing
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

Seaton Valley Country Park is 2 miles west of the beach. There is also a coastal footpath running past the beach.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned by volunteers and the local authority as often as required. There are litter and dog bins on the beach and dogs are allowed throughout the year. The beach may suffer some pollution from fishing debris.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

(Seasonal opening) Tourist Information Centre Fore Street East Looe Looe PL13 1AA Tel: 01503 262072 Also: Caradon District Council Tourism Information Tel: 01579 341036


Nearest town: East Looe
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3593, -4.37062
Postcode: PL11 3JY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From the A38 westbound from Plymouth take the A374 past Saltash and turn right onto the A387. After a mile and a half turn left onto the B3247 and Downderry is on the right. past Seaton. Access to the beach is down some steps from the rear of "The In

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Liskeard. Bus routes 572 573. Walk from Looe East (quite a long walk!)

Nearest Railway Stations

St Germans (Approx. 3 miles away)
Looe (Approx. 3 miles away)
Sandplace (Approx. 4 miles away)
Menheniot (Approx. 5 miles away)
Causeland (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is free parking for around 50 cars at the beach. including spaces for disabled people.

Nearby Car Parks

Broads Yard, Downderry (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Seaton Park, Seaton (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Seaton Bridge, Seaton (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Seaton Beach, Seaton (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Seaton Bridge West, Seaton (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Portwrinkle, Portwrinkle (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Polbathic, Polbathic (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
May Lane, East Looe (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Barbican Sports Field, Looe (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Fore Street, East Looe (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in East Looe